Analysis of Causes and Effects of Harmonic Distortion in Electric Power Systems and Solutions to Comply with International Standards Regarding Power Quality

  • Mercedes Ruiz-CortésEmail author
  • María Isabel Milanés-Montero
  • Fermín Barrero-González
  • Enrique Romero-Cadaval
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 450)


In recent years, power quality has gained importance due to increasing pollution in the electric system as a consequence of the proliferation of non-linear loads connected to the grid. For this reason, research has been intensified on this issue to improve power quality; especially through simulation models development using software tools, which allow studying the possible causes and effects of disturbances on the electric system and testing solutions to mitigate these power quality events. This paper focuses on analyzing by simulation a possible cause, effect and solution of harmonic distortion, as an example of using cloud-based platforms in order to get the power quality requirements of the future Smart Grid.


Power quality Disturbances Simulation models Harmonics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mercedes Ruiz-Cortés
    • 1
    Email author
  • María Isabel Milanés-Montero
    • 1
  • Fermín Barrero-González
    • 1
  • Enrique Romero-Cadaval
    • 1
  1. 1.Power Electrical and Electronic Systems, Escuela de Ingenierías IndustrialesUniversity of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain

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